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What Is an Immune System?

William R. Clark

in In Defense of Self: How the Immune System Really Works

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195336634
eISBN:
9780199868568
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195336634.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Disease Ecology / Epidemiology

This chapter describes the immune system, and its tissue (bone marrow, lymph nodes), organ (thymus, spleen), and cellular components. The important role of lymphatic circulation is described. Also ... More


Anatomy and physiology

Martin F. Muers

in Supportive Care in Respiratory Disease

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199591763
eISBN:
9780191739149
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199591763.003.0002
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

This chapter is intended to be an aide-memoire for the reader who wishes to be reminded of the normal state of the respiratory system before considering a particular symptom or condition. ... More


Malignancy of unknown primary site

Peter Hoskin and Wendy Makin

in Oncology for Palliative Medicine

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780192628114
eISBN:
9780191730115
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192628114.003.0019
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

This chapter discusses malignancies, the origin of which is relatively unknown. Metastatic cancer of which the primary site is unknown accounts for up to 10 per cent of new diagnoses of malignancy. ... More


Hodgkin Lymphoma

NANCY E. MUELLER and SEYMOUR GRUFFERMAN

in Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195149616
eISBN:
9780199865062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149616.003.0045
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) is a malignant disease involving the lymph nodes, spleen, and other lymphoid tissue. This chapter reviews the epidemiology of HL. Topics covered include the history of HL, ... More


Scabrous Matters: Spurious Vaccinations in the Confederacy

Robert D. Hicks (ed.)

in War Matters: Material Culture in the Civil War Era

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781469643205
eISBN:
9781469643229
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469643205.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

As smallpox spread through the Confederacy, its physicians tried to innoculate the population against the dreaded disease. They created vaccine matter, which are human-made artifacts, by infecting ... More


Generalized Complaints

Daniel J. Wallace and Janice Brock Wallace

in All About Fibromyalgia: A Guide for Patients and their Families

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195147537
eISBN:
9780197561843
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195147537.003.0015
Subject:
Clinical Medicine and Allied Health, Rheumatology

Fibromyalgia is a syndrome rather than a disease, and as such has a variety of features. Any part of the body can be involved, especially when fibromyalgia is induced or aggravated by multiple ... More


Soft Tissue Sarcoma

Marianne Berwick and Charles Wiggins

in Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190238667
eISBN:
9780190238698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190238667.003.0043
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Epidemiology, Public Health

Soft tissue sarcoma (STS) is a rare tumor, occurring in approximately one to four of every 100,000 individuals worldwide. Soft tissue sarcomas can form anywhere in the body, including muscle, ... More


Cell Delivery and Recirculation

W. Mark Saltzman

in Tissue Engineering: Engineering Principles for the Design of Replacement Organs and Tissues

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195141306
eISBN:
9780197561775
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195141306.003.0016
Subject:
Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry

Perhaps the simplest realization of tissue engineering involves the direct administration of a suspension of engineered cells—cells that have been isolated, characterized, manipulated, and ... More


Clinical Haematology and Oncology

Iqbal Khan (ed.)

in Best of Five MCQs for the MRCP Part 1 Volume 1

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198746720
eISBN:
9780191916908
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198746720.003.0006
Subject:
Clinical Medicine and Allied Health, Professional Development in Medicine

Questions A 56-year-old woman with terminal breast cancer and spinal metastases comes to the emergency department. She complains of lower back pain and neuopathic pain going down her lefit leg. ... More


Uses of Flow Cytometry in Preclinical Safety Pharmacology and Toxicology

Scott W. Burchiel and James L. Weaver

in Flow Cytometry for Biotechnology

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195183146
eISBN:
9780197561898
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195183146.003.0020
Subject:
Chemistry, Physical Chemistry

During the last decade, commercial bench-top and multilaser flow cytometers have become widely available in academic, industrial, and government research laboratories. These flow cytometers provide ... More


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